MCU RULE AMENDMENTS
Rule 4 -be amended to include �that at the end of this season 2 teams be relegated with 1 team promoted leaving 7 teams in Division 1 for the 2014/15 season�. This was proposed by Paul Carey and seconded by Simon Lawrence. Paul noted that Division 1 moved from 6 to 8 a number of years ago as Division 2 had collapsed. He felt that the returning to 7 and maybe 6 in future years would return strength to Division 2. Following a robust discussion where the clustering of the 2 sets of 4 teams was discussed in depth, it was agreed to take a vote.
The proposed amendment was defeated.
Rule 6 - sentence 1 �Any player who is not resident in Munster and who plays for another club in a league outside Munster is classified as a Guest Player� be changed to read �Any player who is living in Munster or Connaught may play in the MCU Leagues. This rule to be reviewed if Connaught start their own FIDE rated league.� This was proposed by Paul Carey and seconded by Alan Salsac. Following a full discussion it was put to a vote.
The proposed amendment was carried.
Rule 6 - sentence 2 �Each Club may nominate a maximum of two Guest Players per club on their team panels� be changed to �Each Club may nominate a maximum of two Guest Players per club, one per team� was proposed by Paul Carey, seconded by Frank Noonan. Following a discussion withdrawn and a counter amendment of �Each team may play only one Guest Player per match� was proposed by Alan Salsac and seconded by Paul Carey.
This amendment was put to a vote and carried.
Rule 10 � Add in a new rate of play for games in the second division of 60 minutes plus 30 seconds per move from move 1 or 1.5 hours each. Paul Carey proposed this motion in response to correspondence received from team captains in division 2 and outlined in his league controller�s report.
This was seconded by Simon Lawrence and put to a vote and was defeated.